ISBN 9780670087426,The Book of Gold Leaves

The Book of Gold Leaves



Penguin India Publication

Publication Year 2014

ISBN 9780670087426

ISBN-10 0670087424


Number of Pages 352 Pages
Language (English)

Literary Collections

Two lovers are destined to meet in the city of Srinagar. Roohi is a beautiful, spirited girl who is haunted by dreams of a mysterious man she believes is her true love. Faiz is a young papier mache artist on the cusp of painting his masterpiece, the Falaknuma. When fate conspires to bring them together on one windswept evening, both fall irrevocably in love. But it is 1991. Kashmir is simmering with political strife and it is only a matter of time before Srinagar is engulfed in the gathering storm. Before they know it, the city they call home erupts in violence, threatening everything that the two lovers hold dear. An age old tale of love, war, duty and choice, the book of gold leaves is as devastatingly resonant as it is beautifully written.

About the Author

Mirza Waheed was born and brought up in Kashmir. His debut novel the collaborator was an international bestseller and was shortlisted for the guardian first book award and the shakti bhatt prize and long listed for the Desmond Elliott prize. It was also book of the year for telegraph, new statesman, financial times, business standard and the telegraph (India), among others. Waheed has written for the BBC, guardian, granta, guernica, Al Jazeera English and the New York times. He lives in London.